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27th August, 2014 - 1:19 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Fixed 4G wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which launched in June, claims to have put right a problem that caused connection drops for some of their early subscribers and has promised to release a limited block of public IPv4 addresses to their consumer customers (at cost) in order to cater for those frustrated by the network’s use of IP address sharing (CGNAT).

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26th August, 2014 - 2:59 pm
aa_net_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

The boss of bracknell-based ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has waded into the heated debate over Scottish independence by warning that some smaller broadband ISPs based in the rest of the United Kingdom might “simply cut off Scotland” because of higher costs. As our Scottish cousins might say, “a nod’s as guid as a wink tae a blind horse“.

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26th August, 2014 - 2:05 pm
bt uk isp logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Customers of BT’s YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service can no longer access the ISPs premium content (e.g. the Discovery Channel, FOX, SyFy, MTV etc.) by using unauthorised set-top-boxes, such as those purchased from third party retailers.

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26th August, 2014 - 1:36 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Customers of Virgin Media, specifically those with email addresses that use the ntlworld.com domain, have been unable to access their email for almost 24 hours after an unspecified problem hit the ISPs related Domain Name Servers (DNS).

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26th August, 2014 - 12:54 pm
cityscape uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

The Rural Shops Alliance (RSA), a trade association that claims to represent over 8,000 rural retailers across the United Kingdom, has described the Government’s city-focused Connection Voucher scheme as “bizarre” for “subsidising businesses which already have the potential to access superfast broadband“.

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26th August, 2014 - 1:04 am
uk \"up to\" broadband speeds

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

What is “superfast” or “fibre broadband“? The answer seems to vary depending upon whether or not you’re asking a Local Authority (council), the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office, mobile operators or the national telecoms regulator. The situation has become ridiculously confusing.

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23rd August, 2014 - 6:53 am
bt_uk_tower_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 94 Comments

The consumer division of BT has used the bank holiday weekend, when many people will be taking time out away from home, to confirm that millions of their broadband and phone customers across the United Kingdom will again suffer the now traditional price rise from December 2014.

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22nd August, 2014 - 9:59 am
portknockie

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Residents of Portknockie, a coastal village in Moray (Scotland) that’s home to a few hundred premises, have been left without access to a fixed line broadband or phone service for almost two weeks after a storm battered the area and flooding damaged BTOpenreach’s local telecoms infrastructure.

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22nd August, 2014 - 7:54 am
outdoor wireless internet networking

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The local authority for Perth has announced that a growing number of locations across the Scottish city can now access a free wireless Internet (wifi hotspot) service thanks to funding from the UK Government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund (“Super-Connected Cities“).

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22nd August, 2014 - 1:25 am
netflix plusnet traffic 2014

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Broadband ISP PlusNet has kindly supplied us with a new graph to show how consumer Internet traffic on the popular Netflix TV and movie streaming service has changed over the past 6-7 months (on their network).

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21st August, 2014 - 3:45 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Welsh Wireless ISP Xwavia has today announced that the first residential and business customers in Conwy have been connected to their new superfast broadband network, which offers Internet speeds from 10Mbps to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second).

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21st August, 2014 - 3:10 pm
bt openreach fibre optic cable and engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

Believe it or not, Wales will be getting some 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband from BT as part of the local state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project. This aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016 (700,000 premises).

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21st August, 2014 - 2:37 pm
primus saver uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Budget ISP Primus Saver (New Call Telecom), which recently scrapped some of their old packages due to low uptake (here and here), has had a website advert for their “Unlimited Broadband for just £2” service banned after one of their customers suffered a mid-contract price rise for both line rental and broadband.

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21st August, 2014 - 1:39 pm
rural countryside uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund, which was setup to help rural areas in the last 10% of England gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+), has issued an update to confirm that a total of 3,269 (up from 2,118 at the last update) domestic and business premises are currently anticipated to have the “potential” to receive such a service thanks to RCBF investment.

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